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Wirnet™ iStation information

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LoRa Features

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Setup of Wirnet™ iStation Gateway


Installation of a LoRaWAN gateway shall be carefully prepared in advance to anticipate the future coverage area, QoS and make sure that all needed equipment’s are listed and are available the D-day but also to be sure that the installation is conformed to the Kerlink recommendations : Gateways installation recommendations.

If you are using a cavity filter, it’s mandatory to connect a coaxial cable between the iStation and the cavity filter.
See Gateways installation recommendations - Chapter Cavity filters

Kerlink found disparity in the length of the pins of the accessories that could be connected to the Wirnet™ iStation. If these pins are too long, they can mechanically permanently damage the Wirnet iStation connector internal mechanical switch that selects the internal or external antenna, thus potentially generating performance issues and preventing the later use of the internal antenna.

If you want to connect accessories (like external antenna or surge protector)
and ensure the full performance and flexibility of your product, we thus strongly
recommend the use of an adapter for the connector.
Please read the installation guideline document : doc_guidelines_for_the_wirnet_istation_version_2023_-v0.2.pdf

Antenna with cavity filter
Antenna with surge protection

Zero Touch provisioning (ZTP) feature

Connection to the gateway

Connection to the gateway can either be done via:

Firmware update and configuration

A simplified upgrade method is proposed to configure the Wirnet™ Gateways with the Wanesy™ Management Center. This method is called the Magic Link.

The Magic Link is a command line, based on wget that automatically downloads the required embedded software, configures the VPN connection, configures the packet forwarder with the adapted default configuration, all in one step.

Check the firmware version:

Use the FAQ chapter “How to read the software version”: click here

Download the last firmware version:

Upgrade with configuration preservation

Upgrade from KerOS version A.x to A.y (same major version)
  • Go on the KerOS firmware last version page: click here.
  • On the bottom of the page download the KerOS IPK file.
  • If specific files need to be preserved consult the upgrade information page: click here.
Major version upgrade from KerOS version 4.3.3 to 5.5.4

KerOS v5.x introduces some important modifications. If some elements, like the configuration, need to be kept during the upgrade from version 4.3.3 to 5.5.4, a specific upgrade must be follow. The procedure is described on the “Major version upgrade with a custom liveburner” page: click here.

Update the firmware:

Update of the gateway's firmware can be done over Network, USB or Web interface. Use the previously downloaded IPK file (liveburner or KerOS) and follow the indication of the dedicated page Software updates: click here.

Packet Forwarder activation and configuration

Kerlink provides a packet forwarder (CPF) compatible with Wirnet iStation gateways. A packet forwarder is the main program of a LoRa gateway. It has to be installed and configured to implement a LoRaWAN network.

Packet forwarder activation

Starting with Wirnet gateways firmware version v4.3.0, packet forwarder is included in the firmware. The CPF does not need to be installed. The CPF needs to be enable. To consult how to enable the CPF: click here.

Pre-compiled packet forwarder installation - firmware before 4.3

Packet Forwarder configuration

Once the packet forwarder is installed on the gateway, it must be configured to be functional.

  • Go on the Kerlink Common Packet forwarder page and select your CPF version: click here.
  • On the CPF configuration page look at the chapter “How to configure and monitor the packet forwarder?”

Factory reset

If needed the factory reset of the gateway is feasible. Consult the stock restore process: click here

Get the logs

To simplify the log gathering process, Kerlink developed automatic log gathering methods. Consult the Automatic log gathering chapter: click here

Connect an iStation to WMC

Connect an iStation to AWS IoT Core

Connect an iStation to The Things Network

Connect an iStation to Loriot

Connect an iStation to ChirpStack

LoRaWAN protocol

Kerlink is a member of LoRa Alliance and the Kerlink gateway is compatible with LoRaWAN protocol. If you need information about LoRaWAN network protocol please contact the LoRa Alliance and request LoRaWAN specification :

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wiki/quickstart/quickstart_istation.txt · Last modified: 2024/03/19 12:16 by ehe